Basketball Saskatchewan – High Performance Director

Amateur Sport

Closes on: October 13, 2023

The High Performance Director is a newly created position responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Associations activities and resources connected to its technical programming (high performance through grassroots) in accordance with the direction provided by the organizations long term strategic planning. Please note that while the majority of the position will be focused on high performance programming at the provincial level, there will be a component of grassroots programming oversite included. The person in this capacity shall work the Executive Director, Board of Directors and High Performance Coaching Group in the development and continuing advancement of the following programs:

  • Saskatchewan Provincial Team Program (PT)
  • Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS)
  • NxtUp Regional Training Centre Programs (NxtUp)
  • Talent Identification Programs (ID)
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
  • Support with all Referee Clinics
  • Canada Basketball National Team Camps
  • 3×3 Pathway and Training Program
  • HP Indigenous Engagement and Training Program
  • Jr. NBA Programming
  • Membership Support Services
  • Identification and Development of Additional Programs and Services

Organizational Structure
The High Performance Director will report to the Executive Director and will serve as team lead for the High Performance Coaches Group.

The High Performance Director liaises externally with:

  • Canada Basketball
  • Technical Directors at the 11 other Basketball PTSO’s
  • University of Saskatchewan Basketball Programs
  • University of Regina Basketball Programs
  • Various USport/CCAA/NCAA/Prep School Programs
  • Member Associations

Power of Decision Making
The High Performance Director has authority to take the measures that are necessary in the daily management of the approved plans, policies and programs. For actions required beyond these limits, the High Performance Director is required to have decisions approved through the Executive Director.

The Successful Candidate Would Possess:

  • An extensive background within the sport of basketball as either a coach and/or administrator.
  • An understanding of Basketball Saskatchewan programs and the national and provincial sport delivery system.
  • An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD & CS4L) concepts and goals.
  • A high-energy work ethic with the capability of multi-tasking with good organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability of manage the day-to-day technical activities of the organization.
  • Computer skills that would include knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and other web-based applications.


  • A minimum of NCCP Basketball Train to Compete Certification.
  • A related University or College degree or related experience in sport administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Safe Sport Requirements (Respect in Sport, Current Vulnerable Sector Check, NCCP Safe Sport)

Pay Scale and Performance Reviews

  • The pay range for the position will be between $58,000-$68,000 depending on level of experience upon entry into the position.
  • Benefits will also be offered as part of the position after a trial period of 6 months.
  • Performance Reviews will be conducting annually for potential adjustment to salary. Review will be led primarily by the Executive Director but will have feedback included from other parties if pertinent
  • Pay Scale Range will be reviewed every 4 years in alignment with funding provider guidelines

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Delivery of the High Performance Plan as Part of the High Performance Coaching Group
    • Development yearly training calendar that is in alignment with stated objectives
    • Ensure key metrics are monitored and met
    • Regular review and assessment of the Plan with adjustments made as necessary
    • Reporting of progress as needed
  2. Head Coaching Responsibilities for a Provincial 5v5 15U or 17U Team
    • Oversee final tryouts and selection for the team that you will be coaching
    • Plan and deliver all team practices (min of 40 hours of on court work)
    • Incorporate all necessary elements outlined from HP Plan into provincial team training calendar
    • Responsible for coaching and team management at all preparation competitions
    • Responsible for coaching and team management at National Championships, including working with office staff to ensure that all items that have to be completed ahead of the event are done so in a timely and professional manner
    • Identification, recruitment and any necessary mentorship/training for the teams assistant coaching positions
    • General administration and management of the team not covered in the above items
  3. High Performance Player Development within our Targeted Athlete Strategy, NxtUp Programs and SuperCamp
    • Oversite and coaching of the NxtUp Program including but not limited to, identification and training of coaches who will be operating the programs in their communities, development of the on court training plans to be provided to the coaches, mentorship of the coaches, appearances at RTC and the combined events to interact with the players and talent ID for TAS and Provincial Team programming
    • Oversite and delivery of SuperCamp, which serves as both the initial tryout for provincial teams and a weekend immersive experience into High Performance training. Planning will take place as part of the High Performance Coaching Group, with logistical details as this positions primary responsibility (booking facilities, equipment, facilitators secured etc)
    • Coaching support to the High Performance Coaches for Targeted Athlete Strategy Program as requested by the Mens and Womens High Performance Coaches, which could include on court training, development and oversite of individual player performance plans, coordinate with Strength and Conditioning trainers, athlete monitoring programs
  4. Talent ID Programs
    • Plan and deliver Talent ID programs including camps and clinics (min of 20 events per year)
    • Incorporate all necessary elements outlined from HP Plan into program delivery
    • Identification, recruitment and any necessary mentorship/training for the programs assistant coaching positions
    • General administration and management of the programs not covered in the above items
  5. 3×3 Pathway Development
    • Coordinate with Canada Basketball to develop an age appropriate LTAD pathway for 3×3 players from introduction level programming to National Team participation
    • Create a provincial level competition structure for increasing training opportunities for HP athletes
    • Support provincial teams attending National Championships
    • Identification, recruitment and any necessary mentorship/training for the programs assistant coaching positions
    • General administration and management of the programs not covered in the above items
  6. National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
    • Deliver NCCP Basketball Clinics (Fundamentals, Learn to Train, Train to Train)
    • Conduct NCCP Coach Evaluations
    • Reporting as needed to the Executive Director
    • Documentation
  7. Introduction and Participation Programs
    • Oversite of Intro and Participation level programs (i.e. JR. NBA)
    • Ensure content is in alignment with organizations LTAD Pathway
    • Reporting as needed to the Executive Director
    • Documentation
  8. Membership Support Services
    • Develop tools for member clubs to use to ensure a cohesive pathway for players through LTAD
    • Guest coaching at member club training sessions as requested
    • Sanctioning support – on site representative at member tournaments
  9. Administration, Communications and Representation
    • Regular meetings with the High Performance Group
    • Administration support as needed within the HPCG
    • Reporting as needed to the Executive Director including annual reporting to funding providers
    • Documentation
    • Appearances as a BSI representative at various events such as the BSI AGM, HOOPLA, Rattlers games, large tournaments etc.

Please submit your resume by October 13, 2023 to Please include a minimum of 3 references, including at least 1 that is coaching specific.

We appreciate all of those that apply, however we will only be contacting those individuals we select to move on to the next phase of the application process.